Guitarist from LAMB OF GOD Mark Morton spoke about the death of Alexi Laiho in a recent interview:
«The thing with Alexi is, man, he was just a genuine, sweet dude. He was very much a rock star – he looked cool, he was the lead singer and a shredder, and he was just this cool European metal-rock star, but his personality was so mellow. He was real genuine — just a genuinely nice guy, really easy to talk to, easy to be around.»
Mark also recalled that he had once asked him to teach how to play:
“It was like,’ Show me how you do some of that stuff.’ And he answered: “Well, what do you want?” And I’m like this: “Yes, I don’t know, SOMETHING!” He just sat down next to me, showed me a couple of licks, and said: ‘It’s not as hard as it sounds. You do this.’ He was that kind of guy. And he loved American cars, he loved muscle cars — we had that in common. He had a couple of cool cars, and I had a couple at the time — we would talk about that kind of stuff. He was just a real dude, man — just a real genuine dude.
“I hadn’t talked to him in — I don’t know — two or three years, just ’cause we were doing our own thing or whatever,” Mark added. “But I’ve just got nothing but good things to say about the guy. It was a big loss — a big loss. It was tragic. I hate it. ‘Cause he was a good dude. Incrediblytalented — incredibly talented and humble and creative. It’s just sad. I hate it.”